How to choose the best package forwarder.

How to choose the best international package forwarding company.

Many shoppers from all over the world when shopping from the USA, Europe or other countries need to, or wish to, use a package forwarder. There are many advantages for doing so. But how should you choose the best package forwarder for international shopping, which one is right for you, and what are the alternatives to MyUS, or USGoBuy and others.

Failed or late international delivery from the USA? What to do.

So you have bought something cross-border from the US and it hasn't turned up or is delayed past the shipping timeframe that they told you when you bought the goods? What should you do and what are your consumer rights?

Acceptable payment methods for AliExpress

A question we get asked quite often by international shoppers is "How do you pay on AliExpress" the question normally comes from shoppers in India or Pakistan wanting to know about AliExpress payment methods in particular debit or credit cards that are accepted. Here is a short guide to paying for goods on

How to Get a US Shipping Address

Not all shops from the USA do offer international shipping to all countries in the world. There are over 200 countries and it is almost impossible to cater for all of them, for many reasons. The answer is often to get a US shipping address.

So, how do you go about getting a shipping address from the USA?

Failed international delivery contact template

If you have ordered some shopping online using international shipping, and it has not arrived within the specified timeframe at the time of purchase. The best thing to do is to send an email or a letter to the shop's customer support.

Here is our failed international delivery contact (letter or email) template which you can adapt to send to the shop asking for delivery of your shopping, otherwise asking for a refund.

How do I track my Borderfree package?

Have you bought something from a retailer that ships internationally using Borderfree and you want to check the status of your package? Find out how you can use Borderfree's parcel tracking service to find out where your shopping is and how long it will take to be delivered to your address.

How to resolve an international shopping dispute with PayPal.

One of the best ways to protect yourself when buying something from an online retailer with worldwide shipping is to pay using a credit card or a payment provider like PayPal. These methods of payment provide you with a certain amount of protection such as insurance against failed delivery or broken goods, and a payment provider can help you with a dispute such as the PayPal Resolution Center.

Find out what is the best way to resolve your dispute with a seller if you have paid using PayPal.

Failed or late international delivery from the EU? What to do.

What happens if you buy something with worldwide shipping, to outside of the EU, and your shopping package which you have bought from an online shop within the European Union (EU) fails to show up, as promised, on your doorstep over on the other side of the world? Here is our guide and advice of what to do in the event that your international shopping from Europe fails to show up. EU failed or late international delivery, your rights and what to do. 

International virtual prepaid debit & credit cards

Buying stuff on the internet is easy, for most of us. We logon to an online retailer's website, add shopping to basket, visit the checkout and pay with our Visa or Mastercard credit or debit card.

Unfortunately for some international shoppers things aren't quite so easy. Some shops will only accept credit cards from their own country or with a domestic address. For instance in the USA, sometimes, you can only pay with a USA billing address credit or debit card.

So how does, for example, someone in India who doesn't have a credit or debit card, or one that is not accepted, get a billing address to pay for their international shopping from the USA or Europe? Find out more about international virtual prepaid credit and debit cards. 

International Checkout

Another international shopping orders and fulfillment company much like Borderfree is called International Checkout. They handle international orders and worldwide delivery for many USA online shopping websites, so that they can sell their wares to people all over the world and not have to bother with the admin of the customs duties and the international shipping.

Have you bought from a shop that uses Please leave your experiences or reviews below.

Paid UK Customs Duty & VAT and returned the goods? Here's what to do.

Did you receive a gift or item from outside the European Union (EU) this Christmas in the UK? Did you buy something from someone or a retailer in the USA, Australia, New Zealand or another non EU country with international delivery to the UK, and when it arrived you received a card (P4605) from the Royal Mail telling you you have a fee, or customs charge, to pay?

This is probably because the value of your item exceeded the VAT and/or Customs Duty thresholds and therefor there is some tax to pay to HMRC. Well, what if it is wrong, or you return the item, what can you do to claim back the charge, challenge it or not pay it in the first place?

Have you been ripped off? We're here to help.

Have you bought something over the internet from abroad and been ripped-off? Maybe you bought a wedding dress from a website retailer in China and when it was delivered it did not look like the one in the photo on the website? Or the sleeves were ripped, or worse still your package never arrived but the retailer took your money?

These are some of the things that do actually happen to unfortunate international shoppers. Don't worry, because is here to make sure it never happens to you! Here's how...

How to return an item bought with international shipping

So you bought, or were bought, an item, a gift, a present - perhaps you just made an impulse purchase online - with international shipping, or worldwide delivery, to your country and, for whatever reason, you don't want to keep it - you want to return it, or you want a refund? What do you do? Here is our advice for how to do an international return.

Online Shopping USA

Online stores and shops from the United States of America, or the USA, are very popular for shoppers from all over the world, many US online shopping stores offer international delivery and shipping worldwide. Here is our pick of the best American web shops and online stores with reviews that will deliver overseas to most countries.

Online shops with International Shipping

This is our English language guide and pick of online shopping websites that offer worldwide shipping or international delivery for the rest of the world (ROW). If you are unsure about international shopping and buying stuff from overseas online, we hope to be able to help you, answer some questions, and make things easier for you. Things that concern people about worldwide shipping include, shipping times and costs, international returns, import duty and even just what are the best shops?

Online Shops with International Shipping to the UK

Welcome to our guide to buying from overseas online shops with international shipping to Great Britain, otherwise known globally as the UK. There are hundreds of shops throughout Europe, the USA and all over the world that sell things that can be shipped to the United Kingdom.